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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, ion. 1 o 'i 5 I: ; i ; 4 HAY ACCOMPLISH WORK ON STREAM STILL, IS HOPE Announcement Made in Wash ington Would Indicate That Labor May Start Soon. OVER THREE MONTHS LEFT Passage of River nd Harbor Bill Would Mean That Mississippi Improvements Would Progress. With the announcement made by Senator Kern, majority leader in the upper house at Washington, that the river and harbors bill would be dis posed of before congress adjourned, hopes of the river officials in this city have arisen and It may be that sev eral months of labor on the stream will be accomplished still this year. While the work on the river has been held down all season and finally all stopped through the failure of con gress to pass th" bill, should the ap propriation be made within the course of the next few weeks there would still be three months, two at least, de pending on the arrival of winter, in which the improvement could be car ried on. Contract Work Would Start. As soon as the appropriation is made the contract work which has stopped as well as the rest will start again. The dredars will also become active and much needed work can be accomplished in the short pe riod of time. As the improvement of the river de pends entirely upon the passage of the river and harbors bill it can readily be seen that with the adoption of the appropriation it will be hailed with de I'.eht. Comnercial clubs and other munici pal societies in cities on the upper Mississippi have registered their wishes that congress would attend to the failure of congress to pass the river and harbor bill, are the mis pissippi river from Its mouth to Min ills: the Columbia river at It3 mouth: the Delaware river between Philadelphia and the sea; the Hudson river, which is aa extension of the Krie Itarpe Canal; Mobile Hay channel from the Gulf of Mexico to the city of Mobile; Black Warrior river. locks and dams; Boston harbor, Massachusetts, 35 foot channel; Ohio river, locks and dams. It is stated at the war department that millions of dollars worth of ma chinery will shortly become idle on the Mississippi river because of lack of appropriations to carry on the work of revetment, etc. But while the loss of time will be seriously felt In com pleting the Mississippi river project, the greatest loss will fall upon con tractor will hardly prepare his mater and harbor Mil would become a law by June 30. have gathered great quan tities of willow brush which Is used in making the mattresses used in re vetment work. This brush, lying along the river and exposed to the sun. will soon lose Its resiliency and become perfectly useless for mattress construction. Having been "stung" once the con tractor will hardly prepare his mater ial again in advance of contract, with the result that work on the Missis sippi river next year will be greatly retarded. The working season on the Mississippi is also necessarily limited as the high waters do not recede gen erally before June. and. consequently, the period for active work is consid erably shortened." PILOTS OF BARGE ENTHUSE ON TRIP OHMISSISSIPP State That Initial Voyage of Bernhard Boat Was "World Beater" in Fuel. COKE FOR JOURNEY $73 Captains Hunter and Newcombe Ar rive in Rock Island and Tell of Wonders of Initial Venture. WOODMEN OF THE WORLD TO PICNIC Annual Outing for Local Camp Planned for Sunday After noon Park in This City. Arrangements have been completed by the committee in charge for the annual picnic to be given by Hock Is land camp Sr. Woodmen of the World, and Grove 27, Woodmen Circle. The pit nic w ill be held Sunday, Aug. 23, in the ritv park at Fortieth street and . T 1.411 vntitT, Inliirpvl f t-eifl7 " " t I.-1 .. 1J L- IcUnJ h ! most direc t wav of reaching tne centered by the people in states derirg on the river upon tie appro priation. 136 Projects Stopped. A dispatch Fays: Washington.. Aug. 20. According to the army er.i:tm-rs having riv; r and harbor work in charge. wtrk on I-IG project has (I'acr been su.p-nueu ; aiready or v ill be suspended by Sep- j trmber because of the f ,i.ur of congress to make the needed appro- ; priations. ! In a memorandum submitted to Chairman Fparkman of tlic rivers and, harbors committee of the house, the; chief of engineers, in callin; attention ' to congress to the passing necessity ! for appropriations to carry on river i and harbor work, said: Every effort has been made to keep the estimates down to the amounts actually needed j to permit cf economical prosecution of the works adopted by congress and. ' by reason of the regular passages in j the past four years of rivers and har bors acts, confidence that this policy would b? continued has been gradually acquired; and not only the engineer's department, but contractors engaged ia furnishing malt rials or rioir.g work under the department have acquired the tame confidence and have made their plans accordingly. The suspen sion of work results not only in posi tive loss of time, and possible inter ference with navigation, but seriously handicaps and greatly adds to the cost of future work by the dis.oreani zation of working forces, a::d the effect which it lias upon the confidence of grounds being via the Elm street car to Fortieth street. An invitation has hen extended to all members and their friends, a special invitation hav- ing been sent to tho.-e on the mailing 1 list who have been attending the pri- I rate dancing parties given by Camp There wi'l b? a bascall .game be tween the married and single men. a tug of var between members of the Hock Island and Moline W. O. W. camps, sack race, throwing contest, ; popcorn tat.ng contest, clothes pin I contest. Kmonade drinking contest, i and foot races fcr boys 12 or under and girls 12 or under. This will be a I basket picnic and an all day affair. I The committee in charge is F. C. Downs. H. O. l-arrance. W. U Franks. C. T. Fuller. William H. Harnes. Oscar Carlson. 1 C. Fells and J. H. Camer on. . Field Manager X. Crossland of Pecria expects to attend. contractors supplying materials." Among the many important projects j a statement received from Mrs. that are seriously affected through j Scott Anderson, general secretary. EDUCATION CONGRESS HAS BEEN POSTPONED The fourth internat'onal congress on home education, scheduled to con vene 5n the c ity of Philadelphia under the auspices of the international com mission on home education and parent tcaclicr -.in ions Sept. 22-23, HtH, has been temporarily postponed to a date to b? determined by the central com mittee. A meeting of this committee' will be called by Or. Martin G. Urum bauph, president of the congress, as soon as events w-arrant, according to J. Wash Day Is Joy Day With 66 SKITCH" "SKITCH" Sends Washboards to ths Scrap Heap "SKITCH" Saves ths Backache cf Rubbing "SKITCH"' Keeps Your Hartfs Out of Hot Suds "SKITCH' Is a God-send cn Wash Day. l mo dba mow old vuh beard I Ym'U mvsv break mr kei na-5KJTCH ma tha rubbinc" Captains Hunter and Newcombe, who piloted the Bernhard barge, which is making its initial trip from New Or leans to St. Paul and return, were in Rock Island today, and called on offi cials at the United States engineer's office. The two men talked enthusiastically of the trip and spoke well of the upper Mississippi, that part which is in charge of the local office. The two pilots w-ere at the wheel of the l.nOO ton craft from St. Louis to St. Paul and return. The boat arrived at St. Louts at noon yesterday, making the trip in sis days from St. Paul. It required 11 days on the trip from St. Louis to St Taul and return. A "World-Beater. Mr. Hunter said to an Argus repor ter: "The trip was a world-beater. It costs only $73 for fuel on the trip up the river, and in all the whole journey up and back, will probably not cost a cent more than $125 and this operat ing a ISO-horsepower engine. Coke was burned. "The crew consisted of eight men and I believe that the cost of transpor tation was one-third that charged by the railroads. Considering the stage of the river as normally low, and the fact that without any help the boat started out from New Orleans and plodded up the river for the first time, the trip was wonderful. "Wc had a comparatively heavy load when w e started out, but our trip down stream was made with a light cargo of flour. "I think tnat the river between her? and St. Paul in excellent condition, and we experienced less trouble than any where else on the stream. Had it not been for the freshet of a month or so back, we . would have had even less trouble than we did, for the stream is always in bad condition after flood stage. In two weeks from now it would be all right for traffic. "It is now up to the merchants In the cities to take the chance the barge Iin3 will offer them. I do not believe that Mr. Pernhard will send another barga up the river this year, but n?xi season I believe he plans to establish a line. Building a New One. "He is building a C,0o-ton barge, which will make 12 miles an hour in six feet of water. He is arranging to send that up the river next spring. The barge we had made from five to six miles an hour up-stream." Captains Hunter and Newcombe, both reside in Pepin, Wis., and were enroute to their home. They piloted the vessel only from St. Louis to St. Paul and return, for lower river pilots had charge of the boat on the other division of the Mississippi. The barge I was scheduled to leave St. Louis to-1 day. The trip as spoken cf by Captain Hunter has surprised river officials here, who term the journey as "re markable." With the river at a nor mally low stage now, during the period of the trip, the possibilities of an es tablished line of barges is shown. Of course some trouble was experi enced by the barge, but had the river work not been hampered by the delay in the passing of the rivers and har bors hill by congress, much of this, if not all, would have been eliminated and the voyage would have been even a greater success. Mm.:r. V-fWl .aHSMWvi .. . . a. fl -WH' -i 2rESSS2S23!rS3rS!EHSX ?9 i sir- rib Miim t -3- You Will Surely Enjoy CRESCENT m v - mi y Kzrw rim i t zf sr i j .... W.I The Eng;IisK Style Fancy Sweet. Consists of two layers of fancy cakes, having a delicious Chocolate and Cocoanut flavor; with a rich creamy filling between. You never tasted anything more pleasing than MANDALAY a de lightful combination that has sprung into instant favor. If you have tried other fancy cakes of this class, you'll like MANDALAY better; and they cost about half of the price of other kinds. "TODAY Ask Your Grocer for MANDALAY: Crescent Sayt Try a fandalay Sundae. It's great Macaroni & Cracker Company f Davenport, Iowa. 4 Praises b for SKTTCH! It's a per-fe-t ondr. Throw your wan h boards away, women! Ixn't break your back rubbicg clothes, or dou't let your wash woman break her poor back rubbing, f r SKITCH clfatms clothes better than rubbing can do It, and makes your clo'Les last longer and Ux,k nicer. SKITCH Is a marvel! Try it rirht away and a what h'KITCH does. Tfcree teaspoons Of SKITCH lo a boil trf'Jl of clothes ana the dirt is Just sketched rigat out of tne dirtieist gar ments while you s!t and re-st or do up your housework. You never heard of anything so f. ne as that, Jiiere Js no'lilig -ite i!Ke SKITCH notlJiEg Ilka It ai ever j Wbj. (Adv.) thought of before. SKITCH can't hurt the finest fabric you could even eat it and it wouldn't hurt you. Cet a 10c package of SKITCH of your grocer today and see he Joyful, happy wonder of it. Enough for seven washings in a 10 cent package ot SKITCH conta Just little over a rent to save a day's back breaking, rubbing and a day's mirery of keeping your lianla In hot suds, less than the soap ued In rubbing would cost. If your grocer doesn't have SKITCH he can get it for you from his Jobber. If he won't, write to me send mo his name and I'll rend yni a big free ram- pie. Hans 1 'KLtenbrrg, Milwaukee, SECOND OFFICER IN THE ORDER OF JOSEPH J. J. Taxman returned this morning from Chicago, where he had been at tending the annual convention of the Order of Joseph, .held at the Sherman hou?e, and bringing with him added honors conferred by that organization. Mr. Taxman, who previously held the ot!ice of third vico president, was ele vated to the first vice presidency. As a member of the executive board be will attend the monthly meeting at Cleveland, the headquarters. Mr. Tax man was elected over the former first vico president, who was a candidate for reelection. The latter was a rhiladelihian. his home city having 5,000 members und 30 delegates, as against 300 members and six delegates in Rock Island. The Rock islander s majority was 30. GOAL CONSUMER SHOULD BUY NOW Marked Increase in Prices Are Sure to Come, Local Dealer Predicts. UCAL LODGE IS TO HOLD A MOONLIGHT EXCURSION The degree staff of L'cal lodge. No. Cos. I. O. O. V.. will hold a moonlight excursion Wednesday evening, Aug. 26. The steamer V. W. and barge has been chartered. The committee in charge is making plans to handle a large crowd, and Judging by the ad vance sale of tickets the outing will be a success. The steamer St. Paul arrived this noon from St. Louis with a full passen ger list and the steamer Qulncy ar rived at 1 o'clock from St. Taul. The steamer Morning Star la due tomorrow morning from Ku Paul. All the Argui, news all the time The South American countries and Medi terranean ports have been consum ing annually about thirty million tons of Knglish and German coal of prac tically the same grade as West Vir ginia smokeless and splint coals. As the bulk of the West Virginia coal is shipped to the western states, the de velopment of an increasing and in sistent demand from South America and countries affected by the war with the consequent bidding up of the price will eventually result in its complete withdrawal from the western markets. This will result, according to a well known local dealer, in the tying up at eastern ports of an immense number of coal cars which ordinarily find their way to western mines for loading to western consumers during the winter months. In anticipation of the opening on the Panama canal, eastern coal ship pers have long been equipping docks for handling of the export trade; to be developed by the opening of the canal and are now in splendid position to handle the totally unexpected demand caused by the tying up of Kuropean shipping and confiscation by the coun tries Involved In the present war of u!l for immense quantities of eastern coal J are being received daily by eastern coal operators. The export demand has already ad vanced the price of all eastern coals an average of 50 cents per ton with prospects of still greater advances in the near future. The consumers of the western states will either pay the advanced prices or supplant the large tonnage of eastern coal used in the western states with Illinois coal The congestion of grain at all termi nals caused by the movement of the immense wheat crop will tax all rail roads to the utmost, tying up an im mense amount of equipment; this with the increasing demand for export coal and merchandise will probably bring about the most acute car shortage ex perienced in recent years. The industrial depression through out the country has caused a vast army of householders to postpone plac ing orders for their winter's coal or dinarily placed during July and Au gust to such tin extent that the pres ent business of the average retail coal dealer is fully 30 days short of nor mal for this time of the year.- With prospects of an acute car shortage and a greatly Increased demand for coal Illinois mines will be taxed to the ut most to supply all the requirements of all the states dependent on Illinois for their fuel supply. There is no item or household expense more closely scrutinized by the average householder than Ills coal bill. It behooves Mr, Consumer to get bis coal supply in as early as possible this fall while prices are still low" and coal easy to obtain. There Is sure to be a marked increase available coal in the countries affect-1 the price of Illinois coal in the near eu. ine current issue or the mack future. Ulamond. the ollicial coal trade paper. notes the placing of an order for Im mediate shipment amounting to 100.000 tons with an eastern operator. The coal to be consigned to the Grand Trunk It. R. in Canada Tor export tllher to Kngland or Russia. Inquiries oooococxxxiocxxx:cxc)ooc;oooeo CHEAPER g Than Wood or Masonry, Firo- proof. Rustproof. Wcathertlght. O Portable All Steel Garages: any 8 5$ tlze. Quick Delivery. O J C. STEVENS, Aoent. o rhooe It. . ITU. llo Third Ave. p VSOOOOOOOCOCX30000wOCX300Cii Russ Warship Sunk. London. Aug. 0. An unsubstantiat ed rejort has been received here from St. Petersburg to the effect that a Rus sian war ship foundered in the lilack sea after striking a mine, and that the Odessa docks are on fire. The oiricial information bureau has no confirmation of.tliU report. The German steamer Wildenfels. on arrhlng yesterday at Melbourne from New York via Capetown, was seized by the authorities. The captain of the vessel was not aware that war had been declared until he arrived in the harbor. i LABORING MEN IN TAVENNER APPEAL Arsenal Employes Call on Dem ocrats to Renominate the Present Congressman. response and effort in their behalf, therefore be it Resolved, That we earnestly request every democrat to put forth every ef fort at the primaries, Sept. 9, to in sure Congressman Tavenner's renom ination, knowing that if renominated, his record during his first term as congressman, we will assure him a return at the hands of the people for a second terra by a larger majority than before. ' Resolved, That the newspapers of the three cities and this district be. re quested to publish these resolutions. McLoughlin Again Champ. New York. Aug. 20. Maurice E. Mc Loughlin defeated R. Undley Murray by the .scores of 6 1, 63, 6 t, on the courts of the Crescent Athletic club yesterday afternoon, thereby re gaining his title to the New York state lawn tennis championship. The following resolutions were un animously adopted by the Federation of Employes of Rock Island arsenal at a recent meeting: Whereas, Through his zeal and work for the best interests of his country as well as his constituents, Hon. Clyde H. Tavenner has by per sistent and fearless advocating of gov ernment manufacture of its own mu nitions of war and Uie exposure of the long existing government contract system; his opposition to the installa tion at government arsenals of the so-called "scientific system" of shop management, the parts of which so far introduced having cost the govern ment vast sums of money absolutely wasted, and which if fully introduced, would reduce conditions of govern ment employes to the peons of Mex ico; his exposure and denunciation of the over capitalisation of railroads and other public service corporations, thus incurring the displeasure of powerful Interests that will leave no stone un turned to defeat him for reelection, and Whereas, We know that Mr. Tav enner as a congressman has always been at his post of duty, sparing no effort to serve his constitutents faith fully and honestly, and as a result of his labors, the Rock Island arsenal has been extensively equipped for the further extension of government man ufacture of gun carriages and material j ReOlibiiCan P2ftV . . . VVhitfi tor artillery', wnicn or necessity must! prove advantageous to the working-1 ?n and the business interests, as ' V rOClfeSSIVC FariV I f Of SO wen as directly nenenclul to the farm ers for many miles around, and Whereas. We know that Congress man Tavenner in spite of thosv who are opposing him or the emissaries of those who are onnosinc him li.is been constantly on the job. and is still on the job striving conscientious ly to serve the people, realising that no one who has written or appealed to him has failed to receive his ready Notice of Color For Ballots Announcement hereby made that the colors for the Primary Jiallots to be used by the respective parties at the Primary Election, to be held on the')th day of Sept., A. 1). IQI4. in the County of Rock Isdand, will be as fol lows Democratic Party Pink ciai Justice) Socialist Party .Blue .Rsd Dated the 18th day of Au jrust, A. 1). 101.4. HENRY P, HUBBARD, County Clerk.